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1(of handwriting) written with the characters joined; cursive.
- ‘People will use joined-up writing - even when they're told not to.’
- ‘It wasn't like now when people who can do joined-up writing want to become chefs.’
- ‘‘Headman Mostephus taught me to read joined-up letters while we were here,’ Alima cajoled.’
- ‘‘I can't do joined-up writing anymore so every word of this book was written in capitals,’ he explains.’
- 1.1 (especially of a policy) characterized by coordination and coherence of thought; integrated.‘a joined-up approach to rural poverty, public services, and employment’
reasoned, well reasoned, rational, sound, cogent, well thought out, validView synonyms
- ‘In short, why aren't children getting more joined-up teaching?’
- ‘It is about joined-up thinking and processes and not just piece-meal actions and decisions.’
- ‘Ireland is younger, more sallow, better educated, more vibrant and more in need of joined-up thinking than ever before.’
- ‘This is certainly not a joined-up local economic agenda.’
- ‘Real joined-up thinking would mean a concerted attempt to take the heat off the south-east.’
- ‘We have been successful because we have worked towards common goals in a joined-up way.’
- ‘This is not joined-up thinking, and remember who is paying for all this.’
- ‘‘We need joined-up thinking [to solve the skills shortage] and a joined up response,’ she said.’
- ‘‘People don't want joined-up membership,’ says Neilson.’
- ‘There needs to be more joined-up thinking between all the health trusts.’
- ‘If ever politicians should learn and adopt a process of joined-up thinking they'll get even more interesting.’
- ‘For a change it seems that some joined-up thinking is going on, at least in the Treasury.’
- ‘Closing the pool hardly seems like an example of joined-up thinking.’
- ‘The building control and planning departments should work together and show a bit of joined-up thinking.’
- ‘He said it was not just a lack of joined-up thinking on business issues that had concerned the Chamber.’
- ‘Arguably, Limerick has the most expansive joined-up area of disadvantage that exists in the country.’
- ‘Dublin also needs, as we have said before, joined-up thinking in relation to transport.’
- ‘They seem incapable of that level of joined-up thinking.’
- ‘This is the sort of lack of joined-up thinking that's getting in the way of what disabled people need.’
- ‘It is disappointing there has been no joined-up thinking.’
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